Neck & Back Pain
Neck/Back Pain-this category encompasses many conditions including herniated discs, facet syndrome, nerve impingement, muscle strain, ligament sprains, and so on. Depending on the cause and/or severity acupuncture can be extremely effective. Your acupuncturist will be trained on when to treat and when to refer out for more extensive care or imaging as necessary. Broadly speaking, acupuncture will help in increase blood flow to target tissues, reduce inflammation and rebalance muscle groups. Many people working desk jobs will frequently be tight in their chest and hip flexors, putting the neck and back in compromised, over-stretched postures. Your practitioner is trained to see these muscle imbalances, and will be able to help release or engage major muscle groups as necessary. This will be reinforced with at home exercises and stretches, as well as lifestyle modifications.